Wealthy young man about town, Tommy Valentine (Franklin Pangborn) comes to the aid of Barbara Smith (Elinor Fair). But before he can learn anything about Barbara, her social climbing Aunt Bedelia (Ethel Wales), whisks her away. On a mission to "find the girl," Tommy looks for her everywhere. He unknowingly befriends her brother Charlie, who invites him to spend the evening in Smith's palatial home. The next morn Aunt Bedelia finds Tommy with his head wrapped in a towel and assumes him... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: 1920s, 1927, Franklin Panborn, Elinor Fair, Ethel Wales, Ben Hendricks Jr., Comedy, Silent
PLEASE VISIT THE RUSS COLUMBO SOCIETY AT russcolumbo.org TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN TO HAVE RUSS COLUMBO AWARDED A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. THANK YOU. Wake Up and Dream was part of a concerted (and successful) effort to turn radio crooner Russ Columbo into a major movie star. The story is the old saw about a trio of vaudevillians, Paul (Columbo), Charley (Roger Pryor) and Toby (June Knight), who have a falling out when both Paul and Charley fall in love with Toby. The girl is... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Russ Columbo, Wake up and dream
"Way Down East" is a poignant drama directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.The film tells the story about a society that ostracizes women for having a child out of wedlock. Anna meets a man, who, in order to get her affections, sets up a fake marriage with her. Then after she becomes pregnant he betrays her. Anna's baby dies and she is banned from the boarding house. ... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: D. W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, silent film, silent movie stars,...
'Their Purple Moment'(excerpt, 1928) Starring Laurel & Oliver Hardy Directed by James Parrott (with Leo McCarey) The Beau Hunks/Jurjen Hempel, conductor Score compiled from stock music by Leroy Shield ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Classic Arts Showcase
Cleopatra is a silent film created in 1912 by Helen Gardner and the Helen Gardner Picture Players. The film, in which Gardner stars in the title role, was based on a play written by Victorien Sardou. In a series of elaborately staged tableaux, it depicts Cleopatra (Gardner) and her love affairs, first with handsome fisherman-slave Pharon, then with Marc Antony. The film features lavish sets and costumes and at just over an hour, it was considered fairly lengthy. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Mar Antony, Helen Gardner, Charles Gaskill, Ancient Egypt, Ancient...
Amusing 1937 musical short film produced by the weirdly-named "Educational Films Corporation of America". Please forgive the inane logo the DVD publisher put in the corner during the opening & closing credits. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: 1930s, 30s, Thirties, Musical, Short Film, Short Subject, Old
A short feature from 1948 in colour. A bunch of Rascal-like kids solve a mystery in the mansion on the hill. Features George Zucco. This is one of many 1948 Hal Roach films that lapsed into the public domain when the comany fell into financial difficulties in the 1970s. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Hal Roach, Our Gang, Curly and His Gang, George Zucco, Old House Mystery, Colour, Short Features
This recording was made in most probably 1926 and has the voice of Bing Crosby when he was only 23 years old and in the dawn of a great career. ( 3 reviews ) Topic: Oldtime Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark
Welcome Back! Well after a slight delay for some more much needed maintenance here at the good ole drive in, we are pleased to present a very special "Karloff Kristmas". This double feature includes two of Boris' later works - the mexican miricle of weird movie making, "Snake People" as well as the 1963 Roger Corman classic of 3 day film fun, "The Terror". As always, we have included some wonderful trailers for some of the Master's other 1960's scares along with... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Boris Karloff, horror, sci-fi, drive in, drive-in, Corman, Snake People, Terror, bad movies
While on a cross-country train trip, the Our Gang kids drive the rest of the passengers crazy with a never-ending game of cowboys and Indians. During a stopover in the sleepy town of Red Dog, the kids disembark in hopes of savoring a taste of genuine Western life. They get more than they bargained for when a trio of bandits rides into town for a showdown with the local sheriff. Meanwhile, black youngster Allen "Farina" Hoskins tries to pass himself off as an Indian, but the members of... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: our gang, little rascals
On the tropical island of Wongo, a tribe of beautiful women discover that the other side of the island is inhabited by a tribe of handsome men. They also discover that a tribe of evil ape men live on the island, too, and the ape men are planning a raid on the tribe in order to capture mates. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Fantasy
Silent (no soundtrack) From the Wikipedia entry for "Tol'able David": "Tol'able David is a 1921 American silent film based on the Joseph Hergesheimer short story. It was adapted to the screen by Edmund Goulding and directed by Henry King for Inspiration Pictures. A major box office success, the acclaimed film was voted a Photoplay Magazine 1921 "medal of honor" and is seen by critics and viewers as one of the classics of silent film. In 2007, Tol'able David was... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Drama
Exploitation film-maker Bud Pollard appears on screen to tell us of Bing Crosby's rise to fame, using scenes from four early Crosby shorts to illustrate his fictional biography ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Biography, Comedy, Musical, Bing Crosby
You tell me. This is a delightful little silent picture from the United States in the earls days. It is uncredited. I would appreciate hearing information about it. There is another copy of this on the Archive to which nI have added a sound track and brightened the picture. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: germany, boy, silents, comedy
If you enjoy this collection please consider helping our other 1920's and 1930's artists projects. You can find a list of projects that are incomplete at: Incomplete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists For a list of our already complete collections of 1920's and 1930's artists see: Complete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists Ted Lewis Collection 1919-1934 (COMPLETE) This collection contains the following: Company Record Number Title Song Writer(s) Recording Date Columbia A2798 Blues... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Ted Lewis, 78rpm, PJA-Complete
Nora Moran (Zita Johann), a young woman with a difficult and tragic past, is sentenced to die for a murder that she did not commit. She could easily reveal the truth and save her own life, if only it would not damage the lives, careers and reputations of those whom she loves. ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Crime, Drama
Comedy with Andy Clyde.This was a short subject at theaters.Andy Clyde was a favorite of movie fans in the 1920's,1930's and 1940's even before he became "California Carlson" a comedy sidekick to Hopalong Cassidy. ( 4 reviews ) Topic: Comedy.Andy Clyde
This is an amusing public domain video which was ripped from an old VHS recording. All of the available copies of this video came from the same deteriorated film. The original film may have been recorded from a collector's copy, or possibly from an old late night movie program. Various vendors have marketed copies all coming from the same source, and possibly from the same VHS copy. At last count there are several vendors, Alpha, Nostalgia Family Video, Anchor Videos, Vci Home Video and others.... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Victory Jory, Evelyn Venable, Clay Clement, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ralph Forbes, Sidney Blackmer,...
Comedy masterpiece starring Stan Laurel as the dashing Dr. Pyckle, who transforms into the fiendish Mr. Pride. This hilarious movie from 1925 shows the true genius of Stan Laurel. A gem! ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Stan Laurel, comedy, parody
No more uploads I was very satisfied with FTP uploading at archive.org. I was able to see exactly how much of the upload had been completed. I was able to see the rate at which the upload was progressing. And, perhaps most important of all, I was able to resume an interrupted upload. In other words, if I had uploaded 90% of a file when the connection was lost, all I had to do was reconnect and upload the remaining 10%. The programmers at archive.org have eliminated the best way of uploading,... ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Hal Roach, comedy, Clem Bevans, Cecil Kellaway
Whispering Shadow is a 12 Chapter Serial made in 1933 by Nat Levine, for Mascot Pictures Corporation, "A Mascot Serial in Twelve Chapters", starring Bela Lugosi. This compilation is to make it easier for everyone to enjoy this dramatic cliffhanger story. ( 10 reviews )